Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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Picture of Bernie Sanders
Bernie 2016

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is all but acknowledging that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic presidential nominee, telling C-SPAN "It doesn't appear that I'm going be the nominee."

Double Crested Cormorant
Peter Wallack/Wikimedia

Biologists are worried how a federal judge's decision to control double-crested cormorants will affect Lake Champlain and 24 eastern states.

Rutland, VT
Doug Kerr-Dougtone/Flickr

A petition seeking a vote on refugee resettlement in Rutland has met the number of signatures required for the question to appear on the Vermont city's ballot.

Looking north on Raquette Lake
Marc Wanner/Wikimedia

As the New York state Legislature closed its session last week, among the legislation it approved is a bill that implements a constitutional amendment voters approved in 2013.

Lake Champlain (file photo)
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The federal Environmental Protection Agency has notified Vermont officials that they will sign off on the state's plan to clean up Lake Champlain.

Blue Green Algae bloom
Lake Champlain International

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued the phosphorus pollution limits for the Vermont segments of Lake Champlain. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports on what the limits mean for the lake.

In May, the New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit against New York state, seeking to allow farmworkers collective bargaining rights. Now, the New York Farm Bureau has filed for intervenor status in order to challenge the lawsuit.

Vermont’s ban on the use of felt-soled waders repealed as of July 1
Tom Rogers/Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

Vermont is rescinding a five year ban on felt-soled waders.

Dave Lucas

Early voting for Vermont’s primary begins Friday.

farm tractor in field
WAMC/Pat Bradley

In May, the New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit against New York state, seeking to allow farmworkers’ collective bargaining rights.  The New York Farm Bureau is now challenging the lawsuit.

Sheriff David Favro (left) and Aaron Heroux
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On Wednesday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that will allow a transplant recipient to return to work.

The body of a missing boater has been recovered from Lake Champlain following a boat collision in Vermont.

Norm McAllister
Vermont Legislature

Prosecutors dismissed two sexual assault charges on Thursday against a Vermont state senator based on new evidence they say they received Wednesday night.

farm tractor in field
WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont Department of Agriculture has announced a series of public hearings on the final draft of new agricultural rules designed to protect water quality.

Linda Ziolo questions representatives about Vermont Green Line installation plans
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Vermont Green Line is a proposed project that supporters say will bring 400 megawatts of renewable energy from northern New York to the southern New England utility market.  Developers held an informational meeting with the public in Beekmantown last night.

Vermont State Police

Vermont State Police have arrested a fugitive from Pennsylvania wanted on numerous charges including making terrorist threats.

farm tractor in field
WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont Department of Agriculture has announced a series of public hearings on new agricultural rules.

Norman McAllister
Vermont State Police

Lawyers for a Vermont state senator charged with sexually assaulting a woman who worked for him are trying to challenge her credibility.

Strand Center Gallery Coordinator David Monette beside Art of the Visually Impaired paintings
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Strand Center Gallery was created after the Strand Center for the Arts obtained and renovated the former Federal Building on Margaret Street in Plattsburgh.  Its main gallery currently features artwork from the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany/Blind Artist Society and the North Country Association of the Visually Impaired.  Gallery Coordinator David Monette gives us a tour of the “In Perspective: Art of the Visually Impaired” gallery exhibition.

Maple Bucket
WAMC Photo

Vermont produced a record amount of maple syrup this past year, thanks to an extended season with low temperatures and more people getting into the business or expanding their operations.

Picture of Bernie Sanders
Bernie 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is declining to endorse presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.  He is planning a live video address to supporters Thursday evening.

Clinton County Government Center
Pat Bradley/WAMC

On May 10th, Democrats in the City of Plattsburgh chose Clinton County Legislator Colin Read as their candidate to run for mayor.  Read resigned his legislative seat, setting up a special election to fill the last year of the term.  County Democrats selected their candidate last week, but the candidate who was not chosen has decided to force a primary.

Ski helmet
Pixabay/Public Domain

Young people are not required to wear helmets when skiing or snowboarding on New York slopes. A bill that would require children 14 and under to do so was recently passed by the state Senate, but has failed to move in the Assembly.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The state of Vermont has created a ‘Jobs for Youth’ initiative to help at risk youth find employment.

Vermont Defender General Matt Valerio says he's not too worried about an incident involving Vermont inmates at a private prison in Michigan.

We Are Orlando graphic
Pride Center of Vermont

The Pride Center of Vermont is organizing a march and vigil in Burlington to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.

Robert Klein with Fred Willard in "Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg"
Adirondack Film Society

Robert Klein is a comedy legend.  At least that’s what Richard Lewis, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many other comedians say in the new film “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg.”  With it playing at the Lake Placid Film Forum and festivals across the region, Klein talks about the movie and his life in comedy.

Adirondack Park sign
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The New York State Senate has passed a measure that would create a land bank for the Adirondack and Catskills.

Vermont Statehouse
WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont lawmakers sustained Governor Peter Shumlin's veto of a bill that some believed would have slowed renewable energy development in Vermont, but then replaced it with one that's more to the Democratic governor's liking.

Voices From Clinton report cover
Correctional Association of New York

On Monday the New York State Inspector General issued a report detailing systemic breakdowns that led to the escape of two inmates from the Clinton Correctional facility in Northern New York.  On Thursday, the Correctional Association of New York released a report detailing violence and abuse against inmates at the maximum security prison.